It occurred to me today that my line yesterday that you couldn't pay me to be a single parent sounded pretty offensive on its face; sorry--I fully realize that many (most?) single parents are such not by choice but by (sometimes tragic) circumstance. In my mind, what I was envisioning was the single woman who makes the informed choice to have a child without a parenting partner, such as through adoption or sperm donation. It became clear to me yesterday, during my 13 hours alone with the girls, that I certainly am a lesser woman than those who do such things! No way could I ever hack it.
Apologies for my lack of sensitivity! Carry on.